Treasure Island

Joseph Rodman Drake

(1795-1820 / United States)

Poems of Joseph Rodman Drake

1. Bronx 5/15/2001
2. Extracts From Leon. An Unfinished Poem 5/15/2001
3. Fragment 5/15/2001
4. Fragments 1/3/2003
5. Hope 5/15/2001
6. Lines 5/15/2001
7. Lines To A Lady 5/15/2001
8. Lines To A Lady, on Hearing Her Sing 1/3/2003
9. Lines Written In A Lady's Album 5/15/2001
10. Lines Written On Leaving New Rochelle 5/15/2001
11. Niagara 5/15/2001
12. Song 5/15/2001
13. Song: Oh the Tear 1/3/2003
14. Song: Oh! Go to Sleep 1/3/2003
15. Song: Tis Not the Beam 1/3/2003
16. Sonnet 1/1/2004
17. Tennants Anster Fair 1/1/2004
18. The American Flag 5/15/2001
19. The Culprit Fay 5/15/2001
20. To -- 1/3/2003

Lines To A Lady

YES! heaven protect thee, thou gem of the ocean;
Dear land of my sires, though distant thy shores;
Ere my heart cease to love thee, its latest emotion,
The last dying throbs of its pulse must be o'er.

And dark were the bosom, and cold and unfeeling,
That tamely could listen unmoved at the call,
When woman, the warm soul of melody stealing,
Laments for her country and sighs o'er its fall.

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